NIA held one more militant in professor hand chopping case

17 Feb 2012

Kochi: One more person has been arrested in the Newman College professor T J Joseph hand chopping case on Friday. Tamar Ashraf from Thodupuzha, under the directive of the NIA, was arrested by the police on Thursday night. The accused, who was staying in Arab Nations, was arrested after he was made to land in his native place with the help of Interpol.There are indications the persons involved in the hand chopping also funded Mumbai blast


National Excellence award-2011 presented to Catholic priest

Fr Ivan Madtha of Mangalore diocese received the prestigious National Excellence Award 2011 from Catholic Priests’ Conference of India (CPCI) at a function organised at Trichur in Kerala. The award is given to a Catholic priest for exceptional services rendered to the society at large.
The award is given once in five years.Addressing the gathering after presenting the award, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N Santhosh Hegde said the self-less service that we render to the community is proportionate to serving the God. “I have done my schooling in Christian schools and I can say that these institutions serve the community well.”


Professor's hand chopping accused recievd foriegn extremist funding

KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the case in which the palm of Thodupuzha Newman College professor T J Joseph was chopped off, has collected evidence of forign extremists funding.NIA has issued an alert in all airports in the country to track the four main accused in the case.
The Kerala state police had conducted a detailed probe into the case and filed chargesheets against 27 accused. The investigation was taken over by the NIA after it was strongly suspected that the incident had terrorist involvement and that foreign extremist agencies had funded the attack